The CFS is the United Nations' forum for reviewing policies concerning world food. It is the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all relevant stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition.
13 May 2011 –
WFP issued a statement yesterday saying it will renew food distribution in Lakes and Jonglei – ensuring an estimated 240,000 people in those two states receive critical rations this month – after receiving positive assurances from local authorities.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today released the May 2011 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa. Ms. Antoinette Monsio Sayeh, Director of the IMF's African Department commented on the report's main findings:
Sub-Saharan Africa’s recovery from the crisis-induced slowdown is well under way, with growth in most countries now back fairly close to the high levels of the mid-2000s. Growth this year is expected to average 5½ percent, and 6 percent in 2012.
We expect some variation among country groupings. The recovery is near complete in most of the region’s 29 low-income countries and 7 oil exporters. But growth is recovering more gradually in the region’s middle-income countries, including South Africa.
Rome, 2 May 2011 – The potential for agriculture to contribute to economic growth and development in Africa will be in the spotlight as heads of state, agriculture ministers and experts, and leaders from the private sector gather in Cape Town for the presentation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s Rural Poverty Report 2011 in Africa on 3 May.
28 March 2011 – The deputy head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stressed the need for Southern Sudan, which is scheduled to become an independent nation in July, to prioritize issues such as birth registration and immunization and to invest in programmes to ensure the progress and well-being of young people.
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011-- The World Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a 5-year credit and grant to the Government of Benin in the amount of US$46 million (about FCFA22 billion) for the Agricultural Productivity and DiversificationProject. The financing packageincludes an IDA credit of US$6 million, a US$25 million IDA grant, and a US$15 million grant from the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP).
Rome – 24 March - With nearly 2.4 million poor people in Kenya’s rural communities struggling to get enough to eat, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), arrives in Nairobi on 26 March to offer his agency’s support.
Rome, 24 March 2011 – A US$21.1 million loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to the Republic of Mozambique will enhance artisanal fisheries and increase the incomes of poor rural households in fishing communities, the United Nations rural poverty agency has announced.